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Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
battles in recent history. the seat for one san jose city council district, which also became the most expensive in that race's history. san jose voters also approved an increase in the minimum wage. stephanie trong is live at san jose city hall with the wrap-up. >> reporter: the mayor got who he wanted in the two races for city council, rose herrera retaining her district 8 seat, and johnny khamis taking district 10. what that means is no power shift. the vote breakdown will remain the same. so as will for the government employee unions, but they did pull out a win in the passing of measure d. here at fourth street pizza in downtown san jose, the minimum wage increase from $8 to $10 will likely be paid for by you the customer. >> everybody is going to be paying more for food, for, you know, prices are going to jump. you got other cities like santa clara, campbell, the minimum wage there is still $8. it's kind of unfair advantage for them. >> i hate that thought of somebody losing their job, especially a minimum wage job that is really important to their families. but the voters get th
Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
is going to start a neighborhood watch immediately. coming up what over cities are doing to battle the surge in burglaries. one department saying it's been very successful. live in san mateo, stephanie trong, nbc bay area news. >>> over in redwood city, police there hope the public will keep an eye out for this puppy. the 11-week-old chocolate lab named gus was stolen from a home yesterday just off el camino real. the burglars also took electronics and jewelry, but the residents are most interested in getting gus back. when he was taken, he was wearing a color with a blue bone id tag with his name on it. >>> as we first reported last night, the man accused of murdering morgan hill teenager sierra lamar now faces three additional charges of attempted kidnapping. this is unrelated to the lamar case. antolin garcia-torres allegedly tried to kidnap three different women in march of 2009. the attacks happened at the safeway stores on dunn avenue and tenant avenue in morgan hill. garcia torres allegedly used a stun gun during one of the attacks. today safeway shoppers recall the fear the
Nov 9, 2012 5:00pm PST
court date, the city is bracing for a possible takeover. but in a 34-page court filing, city leaders argued for the appointment of a compliance director instead. they fear a federal receiver, who could fire police leadership would, quote, cripple the city. >>> in the near future, hundreds of prisoners will be set free thanks to california voters who passed prop 36. that prop reforms the state's three-strikes law. now family members of people convicted of the so-called weak third strikes are hoping the change will bring their loved ones home. nbc bay area jodi hernandez joins us in martinez tonight with one family's story. jodi? >> reporter: raj, the public defender here in contra costa county says she has been flooded with phone calls from families who hope the change will mean their loved ones will be heading home. we had a chance to talk to one of those families today who says for the first time in a decade, they're dreaming of a reunion. >> i just thank god, you know, because it's a miracle. i get emotional. because my mom might be able to see her son walk out a free man. and be a
Nov 8, 2012 5:00pm PST
, setting a record for snowfall in new york city. winds toppled power lines putting more than 100,000 people in the dark. possibly for the second time in just over a week. >> i went out to run to a store. i came back. my house was black, my kids were all frantic. no heat. it's just -- it's been crazy. >> one after the other. across the country, airlines cancelling more than 1,000 flights in the bay area for a second straight day. about a dozen east coast flights have been cancelled. >>> for many with disabilities standing out in a crowd is an uncomfortable experience. but for others, grabbing the spotlight is what defines them. >> a redwood city teenager is making herself stand out in a big, loud way. garvin thomas is here with her story in our bay area proud. >> angel gonzalez was born with spina bifida. in her case, means a wheelchair for the rest of her life. but while her disability may prevent her from doing certain daily tasks, it didn't stop her from dreaming big. and turning that dream into reality is tonight's bay area proud. >> for a dream that involves so much yelling, it's amazin
Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm PST
. the woman who lives at this home on tenth street in union city found the man yesterday morning, slou slouched inside of a bin that someone left in her driveway. she immediately recognized the man as 21-year-old joshua perez, a long-time friend of the family. he was still alive, but unresponsive. he died later at the hospital. hi, was a good uncle. he was a good brother to me. he was a good son. he didn't deserve to be put in a trash can. >> union city police are not calling this a homicide, rather a suspicious death. investigators and family believe that perez had been out drinking with friends on saturday night, and are looking into weather alcohol and the cold weather played a role in his death. the autopsy is tomorrow. >>> homeless disabled veterans are getting a new permanent place to live in san francisco. and today they got a preview. this building south of market underwent a $30 million makeover with local, state and federal funds. the nonprofit swords to plowshares is helping to run it. it features 75 studio apartments each with a kitchen and bomb. they house counselors, a nu
Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm PST
of the homes here. but what a sight homeowners woke up to this morning after that eight-inch city water main broke. it was a torrent of 40,000 gallons of water flowing down the hillside, picking up mud and debris and speed along the way. some residents said it sounded like a storm outside their windows. but when they looked out it was too dark to see what was really happening. but then many of them got knocks at the door from police, warning them to get out. >> i saw the police down here. and about 5:00, 4:30, we were here, and i could see the water coming down. and at 5:00, the police say that evacuate. the water is coming down fast. >> reporter: now, that resident did evacuate the scene, and he says this isn't the first time that he has had to do that. he had to do it in 1982 shortly after he bought his house that is right next to today's  mudslide. you can see from our chopper overhead that there is still lots of cleanup. and even where it's been cleaned up, there is still evidence of the mudslide that came down below. now the city public works department says the engineers have tested
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